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2011-10-20 09:25:07

Premature infants exposed after birth to drugs known as glucocorticoids are at increased risk for having impaired growth of the cerebellum, according to findings from a new UCSF-led study. The cerebellum is a region of the brain associated with balance, motor learning, language and behavior. The findings challenge the recent policy statement of The American Academy of Pediatrics, which suggests that low doses of glucocorticoids -- a class of steroid hormones used in premature babies to...

2011-10-03 19:51:55

Study finds working in shifts associated with elevated levels of stress hormone cortisol A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that shift work at a young age is associated with elevated long-term cortisol levels and increased BMI. Previous studies have shown that long-term elevated cortisol levels lead to increased abdominal obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular risk. Shift work,...

2011-09-14 14:58:47

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined scientifically, for the first time, that voting is a stressful event, inducing measurable hormonal changes. As the United States nears another election day, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined scientifically, for the first time, that voting is a stressful event, inducing measurable hormonal changes. According to Prof. Hagit Cohen from the Anxiety and Stress Research Unit at BGU's...

2011-08-09 08:05:43

Study finds stress boosts performance for confident students, but holds back those with more anxiety Knowing the right way to handle stress in the classroom and on the sports field can make the difference between success and failure for the millions of students going back to school this fall, new University of Chicago research shows. "We found that cortisol, a hormone released in response to stress, can either be tied to a student's poor performance on a math test or contribute to success,...

2011-07-11 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced the launch of Trianex(TM) 0.05% (Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment), a prescription topical corticosteroid offering the feel of a cream with the strength of an ointment. Trianex(TM) combines triamcinolone, the No. 1 prescribed type of topical corticosteroid,(1) with a pleasing cream-like base to relieve inflammation and itching in skin conditions that respond to treatment with corticosteroids,...

2011-05-26 13:29:05

Recalling painful memories while under the influence of the drug metyrapone reduces the brain's ability to re-record the negative emotions associated with them, according to University of Montreal researchers at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress of Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital. The team's study challenges the theory that memories cannot be modified once they are stored in the brain. "Metyrapone is a drug that significantly decreases the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is...

2011-05-05 22:07:18

Concordia study shows children of bipolar parents are overly sensitive to cortisol Children whose mother or father is affected by bipolar disorder may need to keep their stress levels in check. A new international study, led by Concordia University, suggests the stress hormone cortisol is a key player in the mood disorder. The findings published in Psychological Medicine, are the first to show that cortisol is elevated more readily in these children in response to the stressors of normal...

2011-03-16 16:32:00

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Regent is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of the following: Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, 4 mg/mL, 1 mL Single Dose Vials NDC # 0517-4901-25; and Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection, 4 mg/mL, 5 mL Multiple Dose Vials...

2011-02-22 07:30:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application for calcipotriene 0.005% and betamethasone dipropionate 0.064% ointment, a generic form of Taclonex® Ointment. Another generic company is the first to file on this product. Taclonex® (Calcipotriene and Betamethasone) ointment is indicated for the topical treatment of psoriasis vulgaris in adults 18...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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